"Quigley adeptly creates strong classroom scenes that convey an inclusive student body’s realistic dynamic and an endearing, assured seven-year-old protagonist who appreciates her cultural identity." - PW, starred review
If you know Maria Gianferrari, you know that she loves animals. Of the 10 books she has sold for publication so far, every single one has an animal in a main character role. So perhaps you will not be surprised that this trend is continuing with her newest picture book deal.
Here's the scoop, as reported in Publishers Weekly:
Carol Hinz at Lerner/Millbrook Press has acquired COYOTE MOON and HAWK RISING author Maria Gianferrari's new picture book PLAY LIKE AN ANIMAL, a light-hearted look at all the different ways animals play, with Mia Powell signed on to illustrate. The author was represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency, and the illustrator by Alex Gehringer at The Bright Agency, in a deal for World rights. Publication is expected in Spring 2020.
This fun and energetic crowd-pleaser is one you won't want to miss. Hooray, Maria!